Sports Council created in Phenix City

They've bought the land, made the plans, and now that it's time for Phenix City to start work on their new sports complex construction, they need someone to run the project.

Phenix City council members announced Tuesday they will be creating a sports council much like they have seen in other cities.

The board of directors is made up of 15 community members with city councilman Max Wilkes serving as president.

With the recent purchase of the Boys and Girls Club to build soccer and football fields, and on-going renovations to Idle Hour Park, the council will start to draw in sporting events.

Phenix City council member Max Wilkes told FOX 54, "We want to bring events to those new venues and to our stadium. We've talked to some small colleges and they are very interested in playing some games in our stadium."

Wilkes adds he wants to see Phenix City become a staple for sporting events of all kinds. There are already plans in the works for a softball tournament in the next few weeks.

The Phenix City Sports Council has been meeting for a few months now, and they have been working with the parks and recreation department. Another big project they hope to help with is white water rafting when it starts up on the Chattahoochee River.

Copyright 2011 WXTX. All rights reserved.